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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Newsletter December 2012 and January 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter December 2012 and January 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE'S '10 exhibition Bidibidiba at CB1 gallery from October 13 -- November 11, 2012 was reviewed by by Shana Nys Dambrot in WhiteHot Magazine in January 2013.

Alum ADAM PENA '10 participated in the exhibition Venice 6112 at Venice 6114 organized by alum SERGIO BROMBERG on January 12, 2013. The show will stay up for a month to view by appointment.

Alum TUCKER NEEL’S '07 323 Projects (323) 843-4652 presents After The Tone by John BurtleDec. 6, 2012 - Jan. 12, 2013

Alum ALLISON SAAR '81 was named a 2012 USA fellow.

Otis Graduate Fine Arts faculty VANESSA CONTE organized the Group Exhibition Other Skinshowing the works of FLAVIA MONTEIRO, ANDREW K. CURREY, MARCELA GOTTARDO, ALLISON PECK, SHIVA ALIABADI, ESTEPHANY CAMPOS,SWEET SAMSON and REBECCA TULL from December 14th to December 17, 2012. at the Culver City Grad Studios.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY ‘03 is the curator of Bridging Homeboy Industries at the Ben Maltz Gallery from January 2 to March 23, 2013.

Alum MATT WARREN '09 showed his drawings The Exiled Elite at 22 Smith Street Galleryin Guernsey, C.I. Britain, from Jan 5 through 7 2013.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI took part in Doing Pennants organized by Paul w. Evans at the Fifth Floor Gallery in Los Angeles from January 12 to February 24, 2013.

Alum KIM FISHER has a solo exhibition Angus at International Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles from January 12 to February 16, 2013.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '03 will have an exhibition at Kunstverein Villa Streccius, Landau from March 16 - April 21, 2013.

Alum RAKSHA PAREKH '04 had a solo exhibition at LA Artcore Brewery Complex from January 3 to 27, 2013.

The Mid Residency GFA exhibition Snake Road took place in the Bolsky Gallery from January 14th - January 19th. It was curated by Alex Kitnick and included grads SHIVA ALIABADI // BRYAN BANKSTON // ESTEPHANY CAMPOS // KATY COWAN // ANDREW CURREY // JAMIE GRACE DAVIS // DAVID DEL FEANCIA // MARCELA GOTTARDO // MARISSA JOHNEN // ANGIE KIM // SOFIA LONDONO // ALLISON PECK // SWEET SAMSON

Alum ADAM MARS '07 had a solo exhibition, PUBLIC PRIVATES at Gusford Gallery in Los Angeles from FEBRUARY 8 - MARCH 23, 2013

The MexiCali Biennial 2013: Cannibalism in the New World opens January 19 to April 13, 2013 at the Vincent Price Art Museum, East LA CollegeThe exhibition is co-curated by alum ED GOMEZ ('03) and LUIS G. HERNANDEZ ('03), features the work of work of more than thirty-three artists and collectives working in a variety of media spanning painting, video, installation, performance and sculpture. Otis Grad Fine Arts alumni SERGIO BROMBERG ('10), HELEN CAHNG (’05), MATTHEW CARTER ('10) FLAVIA MONTEIRO '12 and MATT MacFARLAND ('03) were included.

Grad MARCELA GOTTARDO participated in Surreal Salon 5 at Baton Rouge Gallery in Louisiana from January 2 to 31, 2013.

Alums VERONICA SOTO '05 and ALEX KROLL '08 showed their work in Forms of Abstraction at the Irvine Fine Arts Center in Irvine, from January 12 to February 23, 2013.

Alum MELISE MESTAYER '11 is in the show Mine: Take What's Yours at Underline Gallery in NY from January 15 to February 24, 1013.

Grads BRYAN BANKSTON, SWEET SAMSON, KATIE THOMA, JAMIE GRACE DAVIS and REBECCA TULL showed their photography in the Otis booth of PhotoLA at Santa Monica's Civic Auditorium from January 19-21, 2013.

Alum CEDAR MILLER '11 had a show: Relative Permanence at JAUS Gallery from February 1 to March 10, 2013.

Grad FLAVIA MONTEIRO had her MFA exhibition Carne Viva at the Bolsky Gallery from January 21 to 27, 2013.

Grad REBEKAH HASEGAWA had her MFA exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery from January 28 to FEBRUARY 3, 2013.

Grad LISA OXLEY has her MFA exhibition TWELVE SIDELONG GLANCES at the Bolsky Gallery from FEBRUARY 6-9, 2013

ARTRA Curatorial Presented MAS: ATTACK [Mutual Appreciation Society] @ the LA Mart in Downtown L.A. On Saturday, January 26th, 2013 6-11pm. It included alums JACOB MELCHI '03, ALEXANDER KROLL '08, and BRYAN RICCI '12.

ROY DOWELL, Chair, Graduate Fine Arts and alum ALEX KROLL '08 will have a two person exhibition at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, FL from, February 9 - March 9, 2013. Both artists will have work in the Fredric Snitzer booth at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair at The Barker Hangar of the Santa Monica Airport from January 24 -27, 2013.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 showed her work Ramen Blues at Commonwealth and Council Gallery from February 2 – 16, 2013

Alum WENDY GIVEN '02 has work included in Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Artcurated by Mary Anna Pomonis at the Vincent Price Art Museum from February 9 to April 26, 2013.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 has a one-person show titled “Performing Methods” @ CB1 Gallery from Feb 24-March 31, 2013. He also curated the concurrent group exhibition “Performing Methods-in context”. Both shows open on February 24 and run until March 31st, 2013.

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